Mark - UK

Mark is an experienced senior technical project manager originally working in the pharmaceutical sector and has since worked for 22 years as an executive coach and facilitator. He is also an author and podcaster on the topics of leadership and life skills. Mark has worked with a wide variety of corporates in Europe, Asia and the Middle East facilitating executive and leadership development programmes and career coaching. He is also a qualified business coach offering strategic, financial, product and market coaching to SMEs.

Mark’s approach reflects his technical project background, his focus is on pragmatism and practicality. He has a wealth of experience facilitating and coaching in the construction industry in the UK, Europe and Asia and was the key consultant working with the successful bid team for the largest outsourced bid in Europe. Mark challenges the status-quo and works with executives and leaders to support them to devise simple, practical solutions which are ready for immediate implementation. Mark’s psychological background enables him to blend human behavioral change with system and process changes to ensure that targeted business results are achieved.

Mark’s approach is to support leaders to re-frame perceived problems and generate agreed simple goals and solutions. He places great emphasis on tracking and measuring change, both in behaviour and systems. He supports and challenges his coachees to generate approaches which convert challenges from emotional and political pressures into pragmatic steps towards solution.

Mark is known for ‘seeing the wood from the trees’ and his honest, challenging, and supportive style make him an excellent sounding board and impactful coach. His passion is showing that what was thought impossible or extremely difficult, is straightforward to achieve when paired with underlying knowledge and a simple sequence of steps.  His aim is to support leaders so they are fully equipped with strategies to move forward and solve challenges using a new range of tools and techniques.

Operational Experience:

  • Senior Leader for a large UK pharmaceutical business
  • Founder and managing Director of a UK based management consultancy operating for 22 years in the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East
  • Business coach to SMEs on leadership, marketing, finance and growth strategies
  • Author, podcaster, motivational speaker.


  • Degree in Psychology
  • 22 years of working at Board and Senior level
  • Qualified Coach
  • Certified in the Value Builder methodology for building company value
  • Qualified teacher in Mathematics.


  • Coaching for individual at Executive, Director and senior levels including career coaching
  • Team development to improve performance and team dynamics at Exec and senior levels
  • Coaching individuals at all levels to develop their confident capability
  • Enabling teams to operate effectively in a digital environment
  • Culture build projects to embed and enliven organisational values
  • Building and empowering client focused and innovative teams
  • Providing project planning and leadership approaches to ensure effective delivery and change implementation
  • Working with bid teams to maximise work-winning opportunities.


Al Naboodah Dubai, Aspire Defence, Astad Project Management Qatar, Aon, Bluewave, BNP, Bombardier, Bovis Homes, Bouygues, British Airways, British Museum, Capital One, CGU, Cisco Systems, Colas, Dairy Crest, Eastern Electricity, Fisher German, Freshfields, Fujitsu, General Electric, Goodyear Dunlop, HSBC, John Lewis, Lafarge, Maersk, National Air Traffic Services, Nestle, Norfolk Line, Ntl, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Risk Advisory Group, RK Harrison, Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Severn Trent, Siemens, Subaru World Rally, Timelife, UBS, Unilever, Virgin Media, Vision Express, Waddingtons, Wilkinsons and YouGov.

Additional Expertise:

Mark brings a breadth of skills into his coaching including his qualification as a commercial pilot and flying instructor in aerobatics. Mark has flown in the USA, South Africa and Europe, and maintains that the crisis thinking strategies which the airline industry has pioneered are second to none.

In addition Mark is a senior coach in martial arts with a 4th Degree Black Belt in Jujitsu with the BJJA. Mark's sport coaching has enhanced his coaching style, particularly in the areas of personal confidence building.

The Learning Curve (TLC) Ltd

PO Box 658

+44 (0)845 313 3357